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What have we learned today with Lauren Cohn and John Kass? (8-31-18)


In for Big John and Ramblin’ Ray is Lauren Cohn and John Kass, they recap today’s show with ‘What did we learn today?’ a segment where they comment on what they’ve learned from the show. As well as asking Executive Producer Tony Lossano, Technical Producer Michael Garay, and Associate Producer Kimberly Kaczmarek what they’ve learned. Today’s show had Pete Conry from Oak Park, who had 100 peaches ripped off his families peach tree. He talks about the anger and disappointment that someone would do this. Adding into this food-filled show, Lauren and John teach us the proper way to cut an avocado so you don’t cut yourself.

UPDATE: Two charged with robbing, shooting off-duty Oak Park police officer

(OAK PARK) Two teens have been charged with the armed robbery and shooting of an off-duty Oak Park police officer early Sunday on the Far South Side.

The officer, 57, was at his garage in the 300 block of West 103rd Place getting ready to go to work at 5:13 a.m. when 18-year-old Taiwan McNeal and a 17-year-old David Bush approached him and one of them produced a handgun, according to Chicago Police.

The unarmed robber began to search the officer, at which point the officer drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the armed suspect, police said. The officer was shot in the forearm and lower leg and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

Responding officers found the suspects in a gangway a few blocks away in the 9900 block of South Princeton, police said. Bush had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Both were taken into custody, and Bush was transported to Christ Medical Center for treatment while McNeal was taken to the Area South police headquarters for processing.

McNeal, of the 10000 block of South LaSalle, and Bush, whose home address was not immediately available, were each charged with felony counts of attempted robbery armed with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, police said.

Bush was ordered held without bond Monday, and is next scheduled to appear in court May 26, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

McNeal is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

Woman sexually assaulted, robbed on West Side Blue Line train

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

(CHICAGO) A woman was sexually assaulted on a Blue Line train bound for the Loop Monday afternoon, according to a newly issued alert from Chicago Police.

About 3:10 p.m., a 41-year-old woman got on an eastbound Blue Line train at the Oak Park Avenue station, police said. Soon after, a male who got on the train at the Forest Park station attacked her from behind.

He knocked her to the ground, sexually assaulted her, and then robbed her of her iPhone and cash, police said.

After the attack, he got off the train at Cicero. He then rode a westbound train to the Austin station, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a gray and blue Columbia jacket. He wore blue jeans and gym shoes with green laces, police said.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

Man charged with running drug operation at Oak Park home

(OAK PARK) Three people are facing charges after police traced a west suburban drug operation back to an Oak Park home on Friday.

Two Oak Park residents and a Chicago man were arrested at 6 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of South Euclid Avenue in Oak Park, according to a statement from Riverside police, who assisted the West Suburban Enhanced Drug and Gang Enforcement Task Force in the investigation. Oak Park police were also on scene.

Edward P. Creedon, who lived at the home, had allegedly been running a drug operation out of the residence and had been seen selling to people from different west suburbs, including Riverside, police said.

“Police observed numerous drug transactions in which the“customer” would drive to the home and purchase narcotics at the front door or by going inside the home and then quickly leave after the purchase,” Riverside police Chief Tom Weitzel said in the statement.

Officers executed a search warrant and found marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and tools for preparing and cutting drugs for resale.

Creedon was charged with possession of and intent to deliver methamphetamine and cocaine, police said. He also faces misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon with two metal knuckles, police said.

Police also arrested two renters who were illegally renting space at Creedon’s home, police said. Matthew A. Cooley, 35, of Chicago was charged with possession of cocaine, while Oak Park resident Danielle A. Dipego, 30, faces a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

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Woman claims boss made her hug him daily, touched her inappropriately

(OAK PARK) An Oak Park woman who claims her district manager made her hug him each day before leaving work has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer.

Eugenia Brown began working as an insurance sales agent at Transamerica Insurance in west suburban Hillside in November 2012. During Brown’s employment, her district manager would grab her buttocks, rub her shoulders, send inappropriate text messages and show up to her home uninvited, according to the suit.

In one incident, Brown’s manager would comment on her clothing through Facebook, where he remarked, “ … with that skirt, I had to keep it together,” the suit said.

In May 2013, the manager showed up to Brown’s home unannounced and asked if he could use Brown’s bathroom, the suit said. Once inside, he pinned Brown against the wall and tried to move her to her bedroom by pressing his body against hers while attempting to kiss her with his tongue, the lawsuit said.

The harassment continued until Brown resigned on July 1, 2013, according to the suit.

Brown reported the harassment both during and after her employment, but no action was taken, the suit said.

The seven-count suit claims sexual harassment and seeks unspecified damages.

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Illness causes nearly 600 Oak Park school absences

(OAK PARK)  Nearly 600 students in the Oak Park Elementary School District were absent because of illness Monday.

The school district, which announced the absences on its website Monday, said it will be “monitoring this situation closely during the next 24 to 48 hours.”

The district’s custodial staff will also be performing a “thorough and extensive” cleaning of all building surfaces, the district said.

Officials suggest that students who exhibit cold and flu-like symptoms, such as a fever of 100 degrees or higher, not return to school until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.

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